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Mayr versus Woese: Tempo and Mode in Genome Evolution

by Charles G Kurland (Dept. of Biology, Lund University)

Magnéli Hall (Arrhenius Laboratories)

Magnéli Hall

Arrhenius Laboratories

The talk will cover the following aspects: · Gene trees are not species trees. (Rokas). · Woesian gene trees are probably artifacts (Philippe et al). · Genome content of compact protein domains reconstructs species trees. · A consensus species tree roots the three superkingdoms “realistically” ala Mayr. · Akaryotes replace prokaryotes (Forterre). · Consider a series of species trees, one seeding the other on Planet Earth. Additional reading (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030090841300134X). Host: Britt-Marie Sjöberg